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Olivia Stewart wants to paint her stained-wood cabinets. She lives in Oakland, CA. "What kind of paint do you use to paint over stained cabinets? I do not want to use a stain paint.  My cabinets are wood and over 30 years old." Olivia, I have an eBook about Painting Kitchen Cabinets that you should […]

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James Toth, who has his hammer out in Bridgeport, CT, is itching to install wood cabinets on a poured concrete wall. Here's what he wrote after watching the video below. Be sure to read MY REPLY below the video: "I have some cabinets to hang on a concrete wall in my basement. They do not […]

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Larry Niccum, who now lives in Ogden, UT but is moving west to Mesquite, NV, had a stumper question to a sales rep at a Del Webb community. Here's what Larry sent me: "We are building in a Del Webb Community in Mesquite Nv.  We are upgrading an additional $10,000 for kitchen cabinets or we […]

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DEAR TIM: I’ve never had great success filling cracks in stained wood surfaces. I’ve tried different wood fillers and the crack looks the same or worse after the repair. When I use some fillers before I stain the wood, the stain is blotchy around the repair. I’ve just about given up. Is there a magic […]

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DEAR TIM: I’m on a very tight budget and remodeling my kitchen by myself. I’m having great difficulty connecting my cabinets together. After numerous attempts, there are gaps in between the face frames and the front faces of the cabinets don’t line up. What am I doing wrong? How can I get professional results? Also, […]

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DEAR TIM: We have a pocket door to our pantry in our kitchen. We plan to install 10-inch-deep wood shelving perpendicular to the pocket door wall. This means we need to be careful when anchoring the sides of the shelves. I attached a diagram so you can see what I mean. What is the best […]

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Kitchen islands provide great working surfaces. You don't always have to purchase a new island for your kitchen. Classified websites can help you find a used island that you can refinish to match your kitchen cabinetry.

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When installing kitchen cabinet pulls, it is helpful to make a custom template or jig. This ensures the proper location for drilling the mounting holes for the cabinet pulls and knobs. Kitchen cabinets are expensive, be sure you mount the drawer knobs properly.

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Undercounter appliances, such as a refrigerator or freezers, can installed in your kitchen. A counter depth refrigerator can match your kitchen cabinets. No one will know that what looks like drawers are actually an undercounter refrigerator or an under counter freezer.

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